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Facebook Messenger

BY FACEBOOK, INC.

3.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars24%
  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars23%
  • 2 Stars15%
  • 1 Star19%
3.13 / 5 based on 877 Reviews

Product Description

Instantly reach the people you care about. Messenger is a fast, free and reliable way to stay in touch. It's just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). Features: Get to your messages without opening Facebook. Bring your conversations to life with stickers. Send photos privately. Have group conversations and make plans on the go. Text your phone contacts, even if you're not Facebook friends. Share your location so people know when you're nearby. Record voice messages. Make free calls, even to friends in other countries. Know when people have seen your messages. See who's available on Messenger and who's active on Facebook. Stay logged in so you never miss a message. Turn off notifications when you're working, sleeping or just need a break. see more...

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  • "At first I was not looking forward to having a separate app for messaging on Facebook, but it comes in handy when you need to use an app and have a chat head open for convenience." in 15 reviews
  • "This is a great app for Facebook so you can message people on Facebook but I don't like that they made it into another app other than just the Facebook app and you need the messenger app to talk to them " in 11 reviews
  • "I've never had a problem with messenger, but I just think it's stupid that I have to have the messenger app to message people on Facebook." in 8 reviews
  • "The Messenger app works fine and is a great way to keep in touch with friends using data or wifi, but I really don't understand why they needed to make an entirely new app separate from the Facebook app." in 7 reviews
  • "I'm not a big fan of the fact that I am required to use this app in order to talk on messenger on my phone." in 6 reviews
B N.
28 reviews
I get why Facebook has a bunch of separate apps for their products, it's to make the app smaller in a sense and allow users to install only what they need. However every time I visit my app store on my phone, there's always a need for an update despite it only being 24 hours. It's like the developers don't know what they're doing half the time or feel like they need to play around with colours or something. I've disabled updates for this app for the time being. My other main peeve that prevents this app from getting a higher rating is that the sync isn't the greatest (even if I am on the latest update). Messages that I have already read on my desktop appear as unread on my mobile device. This causes a huge spam of chat heads and notifications opening and closing for a couple of minutes when you turn wifi on. Sometimes these messages are out of order as well making it a awkward to read. Don't get me wrong, it's a great app to stay in touch with friends but the recent version of messenger just feels bloated and needs better sync.
nia j.
adelaide, south australia
186 reviews
Techie Expert Level 1
Its a great tool for messaging and i absolutely love the mini games in this app. There no delay with sending messages which is handy. The only downside is that you have to have this app to send messages through fb
Alejandra R.
Millcreek
283 reviews
Techie Expert Level 2
They could have changed things since I had this app last, but I hated how it constantly ran in the background of your phone. No matter if you have the app opened or not. That's how it could notify you if someone messaged you. It's like another texting app honestly and I have texting so I don't need that. But with the continual download of information it was killing my battery. Another thing I didn't appreciate was the forcing Facebook did to make you HAVE to have this app to use their message system. I finally decided to remove the app because I figured out I could just go to the Internet on my phone if I saw in my Facebook App that I had a message but still, that was irritating
Jennifer B.
Gold Coast
102 reviews
Facebook Messenger is an excellent app which allows me to message my family/friends.  I have always liked this app, it's easy to use, it has features which include emoji, gif and being able to attach photos just to name a few and it's free.  This is one app I would definitely recommend.
sinaiht F.
Miami, FL
102 reviews
I
do not see so much use to this application, if I admit that it is good
to communicate without using the messages, but it is the same as
facebook, only or you can publish, in my opinion I do not like this
application at all, I see it actually obsolete, I used it once and I did not like it at all.
Liwaa L.
mahdi soumia
1450 reviews
Techie Expert Level 4
I love Facebook messenger!! I am literally on it everyday talking to my friends and checking on new messages!! I love the idea of staying in touch with people and this app is a great tool to keep in touch, send group messages, be apart of a group message, private message a friend, and the updates are great- you can add GIF to your conversations, change the color in the conversations, use emojis, send photos- it's great!!☺️
Lyz M.
67 reviews
I love Facebook messenger!
I use this all the time just to keep in contact with my friends & family if I'm not available on other social media.
I love how you can now call or text even when you've deactivated your Facebook page.
The group calls as well are pretty good. The updates have improved a lot.
Sarah B.
95 reviews
I have used Facebook Messenger to stay in touch with my children and friends. It makes things easier to talk in private without having to hold a phone up to your ear all the time, plus you can attach pictures and share things that you may not want other people to share.
Lisa-Marie P.
19 reviews
Superb addition to Facebook itself.
Let's you see when friends are active, last online.
It even let's you see if they have read your message.
I prefer to video call on this app more than any other, it is reliable and makes things more fun.
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mohd s.
22 reviews
I used this app for so long and I found out a lot of pros and cons about this.
pros - easy, fast to msg and good for call and video call, you get notifications quickly, has great sticker and emoji.
cons are just few and they are that sometimes the app restarts by its self which I noticed it haven't been fixed yet, it's little laggy but okay.

This is a really good and easy way to msg someone faster rather than going on browser to Facebook to msg them. Facebook messager is only for chatting , video call and voice call. you can't post anything but you can text quicker which I like it. you can see if your friends are online or not and best of all create groups faster which is good. I highly recommend this if you want to text quicker.
Davia G.
Huntsville, AL
457 reviews
Techie Expert Level 1
What's your biggest irritating issue you have had with the messenger?
Star S.
44 reviews
Techie Expert Level 3
If you could redesign this app, what would you do?
Fa Leasha R.
Gloucester , VA
18 reviews
Is anyone else upset about the picture setting that automatically sends your picture without giving you a chance to review it?
Bear H.
Arlington, TX
259 reviews
Why do many people dislike this app?
Valerie S.
Albertville, AL
102 reviews
Do you think Facebook will go back to just chat without messenger? Or Will they change it again somehow?

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